Fleet & Plant Management

Disclosure of Contractor Plant Hire Rates

  • 1.  Disclosure of Contractor Plant Hire Rates

    Posted 07 February 2018 21:01
    ​I am interested to find out if any Council's publish hourly Contractor Plant Hire rates and if so, what is the rationale for this? For those Council's that do not disclose the contractor rates, what is the rationale for not doing so? Thanks.


  • 2.  RE: Disclosure of Contractor Plant Hire Rates

    Posted 08 February 2018 21:38
    Hi Karen,

    I certainly do not do this, as it can be considered Commercial in Confidence.

    It is effectively announcing their pricing structure to the world, where Council may get a very competitive rate, or may get a worse rate due to additional requirements that we put on them.

    Cheers
    Nathan Skelly


  • 3.  RE: Disclosure of Contractor Plant Hire Rates

    Posted 12 February 2018 18:33
    Hi Nathan
    We use to disclose all the rates although some years we stopped it. It depends on how you interpret the regulation.
    We also sort advise from LGP
    The Tendering regulation states that as soon as practicable after entering into a contract....display in a conspicuous place that is accessible to member of the public a notice specifying the name of the tenderer whose tender was accepted and the amount of the successful tender.....
    Our contractor tender is a schedule of rates. NOT a lump sum contract.
    With our tender there is no guarantee of works, and some contractors may not be used. There is no contract until an order is provided for the works.
    We consider this the same as Karen mentioned, its Commercial In Confidence.



  • 4.  RE: Disclosure of Contractor Plant Hire Rates

    Posted 12 February 2018 18:32
    ​Hi Karen,

    Disclosure of contract hire rates is a definite no. The hire rates are commercial in confidence.

    Regards